Make your own natural cough and cold lollipops for yourself or your child. Honey Lollipops are easy to make and they taste great!
My poor toddler is sick this week 🙁 I took her to her first toddler playtime class and unfortunately she ended up picking up germs. Apparently, my hand sanitizing as soon as we got to the car was already too late to help. It has been a rough couple days especially since she hardly ever gets sick. I didn’t have any cold medicine so I went online to the natural brand I like to see if they had anything locally I could pick up. But unfortunately my toddler is too young for their cold medicine and their cold lollipops are only sold online.
I already knew that honey is really good for colds and coughing so I decided to make my own lollipops. I had honey and sticks so I was ready to start making them. In a saucepan, I cooked the honey until it reached hard crack stage on the candy thermometer (302 F). Then I spooned a teaspoon of the hot honey onto parchment paper and placed a lollipop stick in it so it was covered. I quickly made the rest of the lollipops while it was still hot. Then I let the lollipops cool for 10 minutes to harden. My toddler was anxiously waiting and was excited to try one. She loved them and kept asking for more.
Honey Lollipops are a great natural way to ease cold and cough symptoms for anyone ages 2 to 102.
- ¼ cup honey
- Lollipop sticks
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, cook honey until it reaches hard crack stage (302 F).
- Spoon a teaspoon of honey onto a piece of parchment paper and place the top of a lollipop stick into the honey. Quickly repeat the process for the remainder of the honey. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.